Hal McClure Dies; Journalist Was 92
Journalist Hal McClure has died at the age of 92. According to an Associated Press report, McClure died at a Los Angeles hospital on Sunday following surgery to remove a blood clot in his brain that was caused by a fall.
McClure reported for the Associated Press for decades, with much of that time spent as an overseas correspondent. He joined the AP in the 1950s and began his career as an entertainment reporter in Los Angeles. He later moved on and took his first foreign assignment in Singapore. For 21 years, McClure reported for the AP in locations throughout the world, including in Malaysia, Turkey, and Israel. He reported from Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War.
After retiring from the AP, McClure traveled the world, documenting his travels in Travel Adventure Documentary Magazine. He also published an autobiography titled Adventuring.
Travel Adventure Documentary Magazine has promised to publish “more on the loss of our editor friend, and adventurer in days to come.” McClure was an editor for the magazine.
McClure has a YouTube channel with several samples of Travel Adventures’ documentaries: